SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2019-20

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2019-20

BySachin Awasthi  |  Updated on: Oct 1, 2020SSC Stenographer 2020-2021 Notification out along with exam dates. Scroll down to check complete details of SSC Steno Grade C & D 2020-2021 exam!
SSC Stenographer 2020-2021 Notification out along with exam dates. Scroll down to check complete details of SSC Steno Grade C & D 2020-2021 exam!
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Latest SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2020

The Staff Selection Commission has released the notification for SSC Stenographer 2020 exam along with the SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2020. According to the SSC Stenographer new exam pattern, the various topics of the exam are divided into three different parts. The candidates interested in appearing for the exam must know the pattern and marks division for each subject in the paper. Inadequate knowledge can hamper the time table of the student greatly. To know the detailed SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2020, you can log on to the official website of BYJU'S Exam Prep. 

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2020

The SSC Stenographer Exam consists of 2 parts. They are as follows.


  • Computer Based Test (CBT)
  • Skill Test


The SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2020 for the CBT  is described in tabular form below;-

Examination mode

Online CBT 

Total Marks


Time Duration 

2 hours

No of Sections


Question Type

Multiple choice objective type questions

Total Number of Questions


Negative Marking

Deduction of 0.25 marks for each wrong answer

The SSC Stenographer New Exam Pattern states that the CBT exam will have three sections. They are as follows.

  • General Intelligence and Reasoning
  • General Awareness
  • English Language and Comprehension 

SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern: Subject-wise

The subject-wise SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern for CBT is given in the table below. 

Subject Name

Total Marks

Number of Questions

Part I: General Intelligence and Reasoning



Part II: General Awareness



Part III: English Language and Comprehension 



Qualification of the SSC Stenographer Exam

After a candidate qualifies the Computer Based Test (CBT), he will be called for the next examination. This is the Skill Test. During the skill test, the candidate is required to type dictation for ten minutes. The qualifying number of words per minute (wpm) is different for the Grade C and Grade D posts. The Grade C candidates must type 100 words per minute or more on the computer, whereas the Grade D candidates must have a speed of typing at least 80 words per minute. To qualify the exam, every candidate must know about all facets of the SSC Stenographer Exam Pattern 2020.

The candidates who qualify the CBT and The Skill Test shall be shortlisted in the final merit list.

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  • All eligible candidates must have passed the 10+2 or equivalent examination as on January 1, 2020. Moreover, they must possess appropriate stenography skills.

  • To sit for the SSC Stenographer Exam 2020, the candidate must be aged between 18 to 30 years.

  • Yes, after qualifying the Skill Test, every candidate has to submit documents for verification purposes. The usual documents are mark sheets of the educational qualification, Photo Id issued by the government of India such as Voter ID, PAN Card, Aadhaar Card etc. Candidates from the reserved categories must submit the requisite documents to validate their candidature under the chosen reserved category.

  • As per the official notice, the verification of documents for the qualified candidates will occur between September 8 to September 14, 2020.

  • The written examination should be given in online mode only. However, the subsequent Skill Test will be conducted in offline mode.

  • This year, the number of vacancies for the posts of clerks and stenographers is 300.

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